2011 International Marketing Conference (New Orleans)

Members of of the executive board of UO’s marketing club, including myself, spent most of last week at the AMA Marketing Conference in New Orleans. We were there from Wednesday evening until finally arriving back in rainy Portland this morning. The trip was quite possibly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had: Our group of 6 successfully shared 1 hotel room, enjoyed 80 degree weather, southern food, meeting new people and went to some very cool marketing seminars that were unbelievably insightful.

We also were lucky enough to randomly meet the collegiate chapters council president Vish Iyer the last night we were there; he invited us into his suite and chatted with us for a bit, offering advice about the city and food places to try. I’m determined to try his recipe for oyster shoots (ketchup, mayo, Louisiana hotsauce, horseradish and lemon). He was SUCH a nice guy! Also, the keynote speaker Michael McCulloch, the CMO of Miami Heat discussed the marketing strategy behind obtaining 3 free agent draft picks. To sum it up, that man is a marketing genius.

This convention was such a great experience, I feel very fortunate to have attended it.

Check out the brochure:
33rd International Collegiate Conference


About Kailee Crawford

I'm an Oregon-born travel addict living in New York making the most of my vacation days. I started this travel blog to keep track of my bucket list and it's morphed into a journal of my adventures and recommendations for things to see, do, eat and drink. My hope is that I can help other travelers find their way. I want to try everything once and to live a life without regrets or missed opportunities. I call my philosophy on life the "the death bed philosophy" - I want to be laying in my death bed reflecting on all of the things I've done and seen in this world, not the things I wished I had done. It's not meant to be morbid, just a reminder to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest. ♫♫♫♫♫ "You were only waiting for this moment to be free" --- "Blackbird" by The Beatles This quote is undoubtedly my favorite quote because it's a reminder of the infinite opportunities available to us. That in each moment there is an opportunity to find true happiness, and a sense of freedom when you're doing what you love. Freedom to explore, to create, to improve oneself, and to find fulfillment even during the 9 to 5 grind. ♫♫♫♫♫ I'm an incredibly pensive person with a wide variety of interests. In addition to traveling, my guilty pleasures include wine, food, music, art, languages and history. I grew up a nerd, watching The History Channel and reading The Lord of the Rings with my Dad. I'm driven by my pursuit of knowledge and growth and most passionate when I'm able to be creative. ♫♫♫♫♫
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